How to look after your hair

Craving for beautiful hair? Just like your skin, your hair also needs your attention and that starts with knowing the things you shouldn’t do.

1) Do not brush your hair too often.


If you are constantly brushing your hair again and again, then you are only making your hair weaker. Yes, there is a particular way we should be brushing our hair and most of us aren't doing it right. First mistake is brushing it when its wet as this is when it is most vulnerable. When brushing too often, this constant pull will cause breakage and even stimulate oil production, which will make your hair look greasy. For best results, brush in the morning and leave it in a loose braid. This way it stays neat through out the day and not too tight to pull at the roots.


2) Over washing your hair.


Shampooing your hair less is always better, as it helps to maintain the natural oils. By washing it more than you need to often strips your hair off the oils—which helps to keep your hair looking glossy and healthy. Depending on your scalp type, you can wash your hair 2-3 times a week. For the most part, some dirt is OK and natural -- and you definitely want some oils to remain in your hair. Only a small group needs to shampoo daily, like those with very fine hair, someone who exercises a lot (and sweats), or someone living in very humid place. FWBEAUTY Hair & Scalp Treatment is super beneficial for those who may be experiencing problems which is causing fall outs and thinning. The oil stimulates hair growth by getting deep into its follicles & promotes healthy scalp. For more information on the treatment click here.


3) Styling wet hair.


Whenever you wash your hair, don't rush to drying and brush. Before heat styling or regular blow dry, wait until your hair has dried a bit and never do it on soaking wet hair! This really causes the ultimate damage over time as the elasticity of your hair is at it’s weakest when wet. The damage is especially bad around the hairline where the hair is fine and very weak. If you must put up your hair when wet, lightly twist the hair up and then clipping into place. This way you are not putting any pressure on your strands when they are delicate. Spritz FWBEAUTY Miraculous Condition Hair Mist onto wet hair to condition your hair whilst it is wet and leave it in. This will help strengthen you hair as the key ingredient is Rice Water, which is used by the Yao women who are known for their long, strong, silky hair!


4) Too much conditioner


Unlike shampoos, you should not use the conditioner from roots to ends, applying on the roots will only make your scalp extra greasy. You should apply conditioner only to the ends and not overall. If your hair tends to fall flat or seems to get oily faster than it should, your approach to conditioning could very well be to blame. Want full, voluminous strands that don’t get lank and greasy just hours post-wash? Stop conditioning your roots! If your hair is fine or thin, the nutrients from conditioner will weigh the root down. If you have a crazy dry scalp or super-thick, unmanageable hair, you can get away with conditioning closer to your roots … but if you start noticing that telltale greasiness, it shouldn’t be hard to figure out why. Try using a hair conditioning mist for a lightweight alternative to a regular conditioner.


5) Washing with hot water.


We know this sounds calming but washing your hair with really hot water can actually damage your hair. Hot water opens the hair’s cuticle and lets the natural oils and keratin to lose, which affects hair’s natural shine and strength. Hot water makes your hair strands porous. This means that they are more open to the elements rather than being tightly sealed. Overly porous hair is dry, brittle and much more prone to breakage. Younger people replace these oils and the thin layer of skin on the scalp much faster. The result from the inflammation from really hot water can cause dry, itchy skin that does not grow hair very well. There’s a reason why hair experts love cold water rinses — they’re the perfect switch-up after a hot shower. Cold water improves blood circulation to deliver the nutrients and minerals from your diet up to your scalp. Better circulation also helps your body remove wastes more efficiently, cycling out any potential toxins that could be causing your hair to grow more slowly.